Body of missing student from Md. found after river search

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The body of a missing University of Alabama student from Maryland has been found after a search of a river in Tuscaloosa.

Authorities say the body of 20-year-old Garrett Walker of Mount Airy, Maryland, was located Tuesday afternoon by divers in the Black Warrior River.

Walker was a junior studying aerospace engineering. He was last seen alive early Sunday while leaving a bar in the city.

His family reported him missing Sunday afternoon, and a search began after his clothes and cellphone were discovered near the river.

Authorities say the cause and manner of Walker’s death are under investigation.

Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Related Categories:

Local News | Maryland News

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up